Canalside fun

In 1993, the 145 mile unbroken Grand Union Canal walk opened between Little Venice in London and Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. Train stations are close to the canal at various points with plenty of places to eat and drink including:

  • The Boat Inn and The Navigation at Stoke Bruerne
  • The Navigation Inn at Thrupp Wharf
  • The Wharf Inn at Bugbrooke

An interesting feature of the Grand Union is the Iron Trunk Aqueduct at Cosgrove. It was constructed in 1811 from cast iron and carries the Grand Union across the River Ouse.

Canal museum, Stoke Bruerne

Based in Stoke Bruerne, the Canal Museum tells the story of over 200 years of Britain's inland waterways and provides an insight into the colourful world of canal life.

You can also learn more about the canal network in our Explore Canals in South Northamptonshire guide.

Boat hire on the Grand Union Canal

Marinas on the Grand Union Canal